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Posted On: 20 December 2010 10:28 am
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Mathaf Museum Launch

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Event Details:

The Mathaf “museum” in Arabic, is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opening in Doha this winter.

Date: 30 December 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Education City

Here is the schedule of activities:

3:00 p.m. till 4:45 p.m.
Hands-on art making workshops
Inspired by a large-scale outdoor sculpture, children and families create their own artwork in a 45-minute workshop hosted by educators from local arts organizations.

3:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.
“Micro Tours” of the exhibition Sajjil
Throughout the afternoon, Mathaf staff will be stationed throughout the exhibition to give insight into the artworks and their context.

3:00 p.m. till 9:30 p.m.
Library Open House
Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to explain the many possibilities of Mathaf’s library. The Audio-Visual room will be showing shorts throughout the evening on loop.

3:45 p.m. till 5:45 p.m.
Creativity Scavenger Hunt
Families can explore the galleries with the help of a scavenger hunt, challenging children to find and respond to mystery objects in the exhibition. A panel will judge the results that families post in the Manara Education Center, and at 5:45pm the most creative guide responses will be awarded with a prize.

5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Art/Poetry readings
In collaboration with Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, selected poets have created new poems inspired by the exhibition “Sajjil”. Join a migrating tour with the authors as they share their poem in front of the artwork that inspired it.

6:00 p.m. till 8:30
Film Screening
The Doha Film Institute (DFI) Education team has partnered with Mathaf to host a film screening of a new film by an Arab filmmaker, followed by a dialogue on what it means to be creative locally and in the wider Arab World.

8:30 p.m. till 9:15 p.m.
“Mathaf Voices” Night Tours
Join an English or Arabic tour of “Sajjil” through the eyes of one of the “Mathaf Voices,” a university student trained to lead tours of exhibitions at the museum.